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What do i need to do 2 be a pre member? Answered

What do i have 2 do 4 a pro membership? is it free? What does it do?

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Kiteman (author)2009-07-08

Pro-ness costs (roughly $2 per month, depending on the option you choose). You get to see all steps at once, be able to download Instructables as PDF files, send patches, access the pro-only forum and get a dinky little badge next to your name.

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ReCreate (author)Kiteman2009-07-10

Stop making it sound like its worth it XD

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ReCreate (author)Lithium Rain2009-07-10

no it isn't its a ripoff of the features we already had...

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Lithium Rain (author)ReCreate2009-07-10

Don't you dare.

Nobody has "ripped you off". That implies somebody cheated you out of something that was rightfully yours. This website owes you and me nothing.

You have the same basic functionality of reading and writing instructables and posting to forums and answers, and 3 months of trying out some features that are going pro. Pro membership includes many new and awesome features that have never been utilized before. It is not "a ripoff of the features we already had" just because some features are going pro.

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ReCreate (author)Lithium Rain2009-07-10

Do you think we should create a topic to debate about this, instead of comments, comments are unheard of, anywho
You have the same basic functionality of reading and writing instructables and posting to forums and answers,
Aha, No i don't there is allready a forum i can't assess, I can't view secondary images, which is as important as can be, i can't download any files uploaded to instructables, Very Important, and Worst of all, I can't view all steps on one page!(i am not saying what is happening to me, that is what will happen when the suddenly invented free trial goes off)

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The forum you can't access is an added feature. It's new and created as a feature. You are not losing anything there. Secondary images are not being taken away. You can deal with an extra click per step. I would reiterate Eric's reasoning, but he said it much better than I ever could here.

And no, you shouldn't make a topic to debate it, because it's not necessary. Instructables is a business just like any other you go to, and as such, needs to make money. When other methods aren't profitable, they have to resort to things like this, and if all that people like you have to sacrifice is all-steps, you should be thankful.

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Well i am not, You should spend a few days with the "set allsteps as default setting off, or even better, log off, that's how us members are being treated. Doing it this way makes Eric look like a money hungry jerk, that does not care about the experience of people who do not have the money to spend on such things.

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Goodhart (author)ReCreate2009-09-02

I went the first nearly whole year without knowing about the all-steps option.....it wasn't that difficult, really. :-)

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ReCreate (author)Goodhart2009-09-03

I was always bothered by it, That was the only reason i registered in the first place.

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Goodhart (author)ReCreate2009-09-04

I guess everyone is irritated by different things. I know people that can't stand to see a lamp shade slight askew.... ;-)

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Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2009-09-10

Yes, and then some are not so picky ;-)

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The Ideanator (author)Goodhart2009-09-10

Nice pictorial description of .... the modders corner of the internet?

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Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2009-09-10

It came from MAKE magazine's site.

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The Ideanator (author)Goodhart2009-09-11

I had a hunch, but it looks so similar to some other stuff I've seen

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Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2009-09-11

If you click on the picture, to expand it, you can see 2007 MAKE in the foreground.

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The Ideanator (author)Goodhart2009-09-11

That's how I got the hunch(but that would make it more of a guess)

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Goodhart (author)ReCreate2009-09-05

Askew, awry, out of align...Dictionaries are our friends :-)

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ReCreate (author)Goodhart2009-09-07

Ah, That is what i thought it was, It can mean a few things ;)

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kelseymh (author)ReCreate2009-09-08

Really? Apparently in English askew only means one thing.

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ReCreate (author)kelseymh2009-09-08

There may be some unheard of slang terms.

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Sorry, I meant to be a little bit more abrasive there

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kelseymh (author)ReCreate2009-09-08

There may be unicorns hiding under your bed. What's the point?

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ReCreate (author)kelseymh2009-09-09

That was a bad example, You fail.

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Goodhart (author)ReCreate2009-09-10

Seems that the failure in this case is that you refuse to understand the analogy.

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kelseymh (author)Goodhart2009-09-10

I wonder how many unheard-of meanings there are for "analogy."

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2009-09-10
  • an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  • drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; "the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"; "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"
  • doctrine of analogy: the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
  • Two structures in biology are said to be analogous if they perform the same or similar function by a similar mechanism but evolved separately. Similar structures may have evolved through different pathways, a process known as convergent evolution, or may be homologous.
  • Analogy is the first studio album by the band Analogy. The album was reissued in 2004 on Akarma Records.
  • Analogy was a German and Italian psychedelic rock, progressive rock band, active in the 1970s. The band was launched by guitarist Martin Thurn when attending the European School, Varese. In 1968 Martin founded a band called SONS OF GIOVE. ...
  • Analogy is both the cognitive process of transferring information from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject ...

Does that suite ? ;-)

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kelseymh (author)Goodhart2009-09-10

Sweet :-) (or should that be "suite"?)

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2009-09-10

typo: so, does the zoot suit suit for this suite? :-)

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2009-09-09

Ah, that would explain waking in the middle of the night with a sore back ;-)

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Kiteman (author)ReCreate2009-09-08

How many meanings does the word owned have these days?

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ReCreate (author)Kiteman2009-09-09
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ReCreate (author)Kiteman2009-09-10

You Fail for not even bothering to give me a reason why i fail.

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The Ideanator (author)ReCreate2009-09-10

Prof. Kite doesn't need a reason as he dishes out fail to those who deserve it.

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kelseymh (author)Kiteman2009-09-10

Now, finally, I see what the term "epic win" is supposed to mean.

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2009-09-10

:-( But you've known me all this time...

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The Ideanator (author)Kiteman2009-09-10

Lolololololololol! that was awesome!

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Kiteman (author)ReCreate2009-07-11

If it's worth so much of your energy to complain about, is it not worth a measly couple of bucks?

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ReCreate (author)Kiteman2009-07-11

If it was a measly couple of bucks I sure would do it, But it is not, Its more than 20 Bucks for the cheapest one, and the one that does cost a measly couple of bucks lasts a very short amount of time.

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